A town in North Yorkshire is facing a dark Christmas after thieves stole their seasonal decorations.
Knaresborough's festive displays, including a four foot tall waving Santa and a reindeer were taken from the lawn outside Knaresborough House on the town's High Street sometime on Thursday night.
The fixtures, which are loaned to the town's council are lit up with fair lights and has caused upset in the community, according to North Yorkshire Police.
Officers went on to say the transformer used to power the lights was not taken, making the stolen displays difficult to switch on.
An investigation is underway after a train derailed in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire this morning.
Four passengers and rail crew were on board the service, with a replacement bus service now in place between York and Harrogate until further notice.
No one was injured in the incident.
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Telephone book printers RR Donnelley, based in North Yorkshire, is set to close at the end of the year with a loss of 200 jobs, Unite union has said.
The trade union is due to have talks with the management at the Flaxby plant and to ascertain the causes for the closure.
This is a bitter blow for the workforce and their families as well as the local economy. These are well-paid jobs that are under threat and won’t be easily replicated in rural North Yorkshire. The company prints telephone directories for the UK and foreign markets. This is an American-owned company and one of the avenues we will be discussing is redeployment to another of its sites in the UK.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious incident in Knaresborough in which two girls were approached by a motorist. The 12-year-olds, who were pushing a younger child in a pushchair, were approached as they walked on The Spinney, Knaresborough, by a woman driving a small blue car.
The woman gestured to the girls, then stopped the car, got out and told them to get into the car. The girls ran off and sought help nearby.
The woman is described as white, in her mid 60s, around 5ft 3ins tall, of slightly chubby build with grey, shoulder-length hair that was brushed back. The blue car is described as being similar in size to a Vauxhall Corsa and having three doors.
Police are conducting enquiries in the area to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
North Yorkshire Police investigating a violent burglary at a home in Knaresborough say knives used in the attack may have been dumped in nearby gardens.
A 48-year-old man was stabbed in the leg and arm and taken to hospital following the terryfying ordeal. A 32-year-old woman was uninjured after three men broke into a house on Lands Lane in the town and escaped with jewellery.
The knives used in the incident were described as brightly coloured and I would ask if anyone has any information about them or has found similar looking knives discarded in their gardens or in the local area to get in touch."
A 48-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed during a 'violent' burglary at his home in Knaresborough.
The incident happened on Lands Lane in the town on Thursday May 14, at around 10pm when three men broke into the house.
Detectives said a man and a 32-year-old woman in the house at the time were subjected to a 'terrifying ordeal' with the man being violently assaulted. He was taken to hospital suffering serious stab wounds to his leg and arm. His partner was not injured but left very shocked following the attack.
It is believed that two of the suspects were black. The third suspect, a white man, was much shorter in height - around 5ft 5in tall. The trio escaped with a large amount of jewellery.
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Conservative Andrew Jones has retained his seat in Harrogate and Knaresborough.
- Andrew Jones (The Conservative Party) – 28,153 votes
- Helen Flynn (Liberal Democrats) – 11,782 votes
- David Simister ( UK Independence Party [UKIP]) – 5,681
- Jan Williams (Labour Party) – 5,409
- Shan Oakes (Green Party) – 2,351
Andrew Jones from the Conservatives holds on to his seat of Harrogate and Knaresborough.
Four men have been arrested after police found a cannabis factory in a disused car showroom in Knaresborough.
More than 100 plants were found on the lower floor of S&R Motors, on Harrogate Road, Ferrensby, along with equipment commonly used in the production of cannabis.
A 36-year-old man from Leeds was arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.
Two other men, aged 24 and 30, were arrested in Plompton a short time later. All three men have been released on police bail to allow for further enquiries.
Following police enquiries, a fourth man was arrested in connection with the incident in Harrogate on Wednesday. He remains in police custody for questioning.